Genealogy Meets American History in this 11th Generation Family Business

We all know that the United States started out as a set of colonies in the 1600s. The colonists farmed, built towns, raised children and farm animals to create a life for themselves in this new world. As these colonies multiplied and became a country, an early farming outpost, now called Shirley Plantation, also grew along the James River in…

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Cooking With Your Ancestors

cooking with your ancestors

Being an American, I cook American food. American food that we’ve created as a country as well as food that we’ve adjusted from recipes that our ancestors brought with them when they came to this country. I found a few German recipes and decided to give cooking them a chance. For this meal, I chose a main dish, side dish and…

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